East Looe Travel Guide

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East Looe Things to Do

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    by Myfanwe Written Jul 1, 2013

    This has got to be one of my most memorable boat trips ever. I took the trip on a calm sunny day when visibility through the glass panels at the bottom of the boat was excellent. The driver kept us entertained by pointing out the different species of fish swimming beneath us. The tour went around Looe Island where you can see numerous seabirds. The highlight of the trip for me were the resident grey seals which live around the shores of the Island. The tour guides know the seals by name and take a bucket of fish along with them so they can tempt them up to the boat. One of the seals swam right up to the boat and fed out of the hand. It was amazing to see a seal at such close proximity! Unfortunately, in my excitement I did not get a good picture although a similar trip was nearby and I managed one of the seal jumping up to be fed.
    The Glass Bottom Boat trips run from the quayside of the river, near the RNLI lifeboat station. They run regularly during the summer but there are days when they are not running due to high winds and rough seas. The trip costs £7 for 40 minutes and was in my opinion well worth the price.

    Spot the Seal Birds at Looe Island Lunchtime!
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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Photography
    • Birdwatching

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East Looe Restaurants

  • Nice & Spicy Mexican

    Went just as tourist season starting at Easter. Whilst many other eateries were quiet, Pepe's was quite busy, so we thought we'd give it a try.Cosy, candlelight, Latino music and excellent food. Great for a romantic evening or for a family meal. Staff very friendly & service good. Liked it that much, we went twice during our stay. Chicken Fajitas...

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  • The Golden Guinea Restaurant

    We had here some tea. I have to say that England is the only palce I enjoy the tea, even if when I was younger, i was more fan of tea than coffe, since university times lol Coffe began to be part of my daily life ;-) One of the oldest buildings in Looe.It was owned by Thomas Bond and after his death they founded some golden guineas given this name...

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  • Cornish Pasty

    The national dish of Cornwall Expect to pay 75p for a small one and between £1.50 and £2.25 (UK pounds) for a big one. The tradition pasties were Beef, potato's and vegetables. These days you can buy them in all different flavours and combinations. Curry flavour is a great one... hehehe.Seriously, one big pastie is enough.. do not get more! ;-)...

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East Looe Transportation

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    by Geoff_Wright Written Jun 10, 2004

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    One of the nicest and prettiest ways to travel to Looe is by train. The two-coach train departs from the mainline railway station at Liskeard, and wends its way down to Looe, following the low-lying ground, and eventually the river itself. However, here lies a problem, as, due to the low-liying ground, the railway track is often closed due to flooding. In this event, there is always a bus link from Lskeard to Looe. The train arrives right in the town, with minimal walking to the town itself.

    The photo is of a freight train on the Industrial Moorswater branch, near Liskeard. We just happened to be passing this way (in error) on our way to Looe, LOL!

    Not the Looe Train!

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East Looe Off The Beaten Path

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    by Carmela71 Written May 10, 2003

    Polruan is about 10 km west Polperro, at the River Fowey.

    From Looe, go to Polperro, and them to polruan to cross the river to visit Fowey.

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East Looe Favorites

  • The Beach

    Another picture of Looe's beach, because surely that's one of the reasons for coming here? The coastline in the distance is running up towards Plymouth, some 15 miles away.

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  • The Modern Guildhall

    Between the Bridge and the Old Guildhall stands the 'modern' Guildhall, with its charming clock tower, built in Victorian times, and now referred to as the Town Hall.

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  • Looe Bakers

    Here's a nice shop for you to visit. Plenty of cream cakes and other goodies for the beach, and on the way back to your car, pop in for a takeaway cream tea, consisting of six scones, jam and Cornish Cream, all for about £3.60.

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